Audition time
12 & 13 December 7pm
Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Show dates
20 - 27 Apr '24
Show dates

Deathtrap is a play written by Ira Levin in 1978 with many plot twists and which references itself as a play within a play.
It is in two acts with one set and five characters.
It holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, and was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play.

It will be playing at Rugby Theatre - 20th - 27th April 2024 (excluding Sunday)

The resources (character descriptions and audition pieces for each character) are available in the download section (there are 4 links). However, we are aware that some devices and/or browsers are not showing all of the resources on the website. Please contact Steve Crump (Show Director) if you have any questions or can't see what you are looking for (likely to be Porter’s script). It appears iPhone or iPad may be displaying all resources.


American accents are not essential.

Sidney Bruhl - playing age 50s
Myra Bruhl - playing age 40s
Clifford Anderson - playing age 20s
Helga ten Dorp - playing age early 50s
Porter Milgrim - playing age 50s

Full character details in the download section
Each character's auditon pieces can be found in the download section

Further information
Tel: 07821 480 386
Venue: Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Contact us
Box Office: (01788) 541234

Rugby Theatre
Henry Street, Rugby
Warwickshire CV21 2QA
Rugby Theatre
Professional Performance, by Volunteers
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